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In Closer Baby Closer the ancient phenomenon of love sits alongside a billionaire's online pillow talk while a cam girl watches from her bedroom tomb.
In this dazzling third collection, poet Savannah Brown holds a magnifying glass to modern intimacy with a lens that burns as often as it illuminates. Moths, ex-lovers, Jeff Bezos, and other supernatural creatures flit through the pages as Brown charts her own cartographies through London and the world wide web seething in everybody's pocket. These poems pinch and pull through the smallest moments, like someone trying to zoom in on a smartphone photo, or someone in the thrall of a bad, bad habit.
Savannah Brown is an American writer and poet based in London. She’s the author of two novels and three poetry collections dealing with themes of existence, vulnerability and intimacy in the digital age. Savannah has acted as a judge for the National Poetry Day competition, patron for the Foyle Young Poets Prize, and has performed for the Oxford Union. She also founded and runs Doomsday Press. i-D called her ‘the poet articulating your deepest existential fears’.
Gabi Abrāo is an artist, writer, and digital creator that was born and raised in West Los Angeles. She is also known under her Internet username, sighswoon. All of her life’s work is devoted to developing a language with the invisible.
Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities. Róisín has published a book of poetry entitled How To Cure A Ghost, a journal called Being In Your Body, and a novel named Like A Bird, which was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by NPR, Globe and Mail, Harper’s Bazaar, Upon the book’s release, she was also profiled in The New York Times. Her first work of non-fiction Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who it Leaves Behind (HarperWave) was released in 2022, and her second book of poetry is Survival Takes A Wild Imagination is out October 17th, 2023.